Located in southeastern Oklahoma, Bryan County is named for famous orator William Jennings Bryan. The area was first settled by Choctaw Indians following their removal from Mississippi. The Indians established several schools in the area during the mid to late 1800s. One of the schools, the Armstrong Academy for Boys in Durant, later served as the capital of the Choctaw Nation. Durant, the county seat, is the site of may manufacturers, including American Packing, Bryan County Manufacturing, Potter Sausage and Stahl Metal Products. Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant is the site of the Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival. Held annually during June and July, this event has proved to be very popular and has gained national recognition. The historic Bryan Hotel in Durant once served as southeastern Oklahoma's center for social and political activities. Many national politicians, including Robert Kerr, Carl Albert, and William Jennings Bryan, included the hotel as a stop on their campaign trails. The hotel has been restored, and tours are available. Lake Texoma Resort provides a variety of recreational facilities, included a golf course, marina and camping facilities. Location: Bryan County borders the Texas state line in southeastern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 45.8 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 42.4 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Durant Distances: Durant to: Ardmore - 52 miles Oklahoma City - 147 miles Land Area: 943 square miles with two major lakes and four major streams

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The Political Graveyard: Bryan County, Okla.
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who lived in the county.
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